Review of Alo 96 MS

Alo 96 MS
Alo 96 MS anno 1983. Sailboat TAO. The ALO 96 was built in two versions. The most common is the sailboat. This picture shows the Motor Sailer version.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Alo 96 MS is a motorsailer designed by the maritime architect Finn Möller. The Alo 96 MS is built by the Norwegian yard Alo Yachts.

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The hull is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season. And outside the sailing season, just bottom cleaning and perhaps anti-fouling painting once a year - a few hours of work, that's all.


Note: the boat has also been sold to be self-made/-interiored, which means that the quality of each boat may vary.

Keel of Alo 96 MS anno 1983. Alo96ms TAO near Volos, Greece


The boat is typically equipped with an engine.

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Alo 96 MS is about 201 kg/cm, alternatively 1128 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 201 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1128 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Alo 96 MS is 3.03.

Slim Wide 62% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar sailboats it is more spacy than 62% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a slightly more spacy hull design.



If you need to renew parts of your running rig and is not quite sure of the dimensions, you may find the estimates computed below useful.

Guiding dimensions of running rig
Jib sheet 9.6 m(31.3 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Genoa sheet 9.6 m(31.3 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Mainsheet 23.9 m(78.3 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)
Spinnaker sheet21.0 m(68.9 feet)12 mm(1/2 inch)

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